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Finding and Recovering Your Stolen Assets Worldwide

Our internet fraud law firm knows time is of the essence when dealing with fraudulent parties. We act quickly and aggressively to reclaim stolen funds, wherever they may be.

The internet has become a fertile ground for large scale fraud. Every day, hackers, internet retailers, wholesalers, crypto scammers, and credit card processors are keeping money or products that do not belong to them. The anonymity the internet provides, its global nature, and the lack of human contact make it relatively easy to steal someone else’s property.

Harris Sliwoski is on the forefront of internet fraud litigation. We’ve assisted victims of fraud in North America, Asia, Europe, China, Latin America, and Russia, and our extensive experience in locating and recovering assets worldwide equips us to handle internet fraud cases. Our attorneys have also represented numerous internet retailers in big case litigation against credit card processors for keeping funds that belong to their internet retailer clients.

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Internet Fraud Litigation: Our Process

Though every fraud case is different, the components for prevailing in these disputes are nearly always the same. We handle such cases by first gathering as much information as possible regarding the fraudulent scheme and its perpetrators, then using that information as quickly as possible to force a settlement or to prevail in court. These cases are seldom easy, but our record of recovering funds for our clients shows they are often worth pursuing.

If you are the victim of an internet fraud, it’s imperative that you act quickly. Waiting only gives the people with your money more time to conceal what they’ve taken. At the same time, it is important not to alert the perpetrators that you are taking action against them. Harris Sliwoski will help you leverage the element of surprise and file a lawsuit quickly, which can often stop the secreting of assets.

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Our internet fraud lawyers have worked on the following types of scams:

  • Bank switch scams
  • Cyrpto currency scams
  • Wine future scams
  • Credit card processing scams
  • “Come to China” scams
  • Fake and non-existent product scams
  • Fake notary scams
  • Fake lawyer scams
  • Fake educational institution scams
  • Fake “love” and “friendship” scams
  • Fake investment scams

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Our Clients' Successes

“Harris Sliwoski expertly guided us through the formation of our company. They continue to assist with necessary registrations and compliance with numerous regulations. They were able to promptly answer all our many questions and provide understandable options, explanations and practical advice. We expect to continue to use Harris Sliwoski on a regular basis as our company expands. They were also able to introduce us other professional experts. We would not hesitate to recommend Harris Sliwoski to any companies in need of legal advice.”

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This law firm was a huge help as our company went through the process of commercial licensing in the California cannabis industry.  They have helped us with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while clearly communicating with us throughout the process.  Everyone we’ve worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field and we have always felt that we were in good hands through our legal representation.

user icon Wil Crummer, CEO PRO Farms

Legal stuff is always scary. And I’ve had to play offense a couple times, begrudgingly. To have Harris Sliwoski have my back? It made things a lot less prickly. They quickly walked me through my options, and were refreshingly consistent in their communications, timing and billing. I’ve been lucky to stay out of the legal side of things my whole career, thankfully. When things went a little wrong, Harris Sliwoski quickly made things right.

user icon Aaron Draplin, Founder Draplin Design Co.

I am impressed with this law firm. They answered all my questions regarding cannabis businesses and the California cannabis framework, and they have helped me with a variety of legal issues in a timely fashion, while always clearly communicating with us throughout the process. They also redirected me to other quality people for my business needs. Everyone I worked with at Harris Sliwoski is an expert in their field, and I was in good hands throughout my legal representation.

user icon Corey T., CEO Thinc Cubed, LLC

I have been working with the lawyers at Harris Sliwoski for more than 20 years both as a business owner and as an executive at a large east-coast health system and that is because they have always efficiently provided high level and clear international law advice. Most recently, Harris Sliwoski provided legal support on many matters related to procuring medical products worldwide. Their support was particularly helpful to during the onset of COVID, when there was a big need for securing PPE quickly, all while navigating complicated international and domestic legal requirements. Harris Sliwoski’s team of international lawyers helped by conducting rapid-fire due diligence on potential suppliers, navigating the legal logistics for getting product from overseas and through U.S. customs, and drafting contracts to protect against various sorts of horribles. They did this by essentially providing what amounted to 24/7 service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

user icon Dan Pak Hospital Supply Chain Executive

Harris Sliwoski has represented our company in the legal cannabis industry for years. Harris Sliwoski has advised us in a wide variety of legal matters, and they are truly experts in their field. I would highly recommend Harris Sliwoski to anyone with questions about cannabis law, or any legal matters. They have been great for our Company, and will continue to guide us as our industry evolves

user icon Matt Hurt, COO Cannabis Nation

You won’t find a better partner than Harris Sliwoski when trying to navigate the complex world of healthcare regulations.  They not only give sound and reliable legal advice, but they are also very responsive and are able to guide you in a way that helps you reach your business objectives as well.

user icon Joseph Axelrod, General Counsel Irwin Naturals

When we started the process of building a ‘seed to sale’ cannabis company in Oregon, we saw the need for expert legal counsel.  The cannabis sector is fraught with potential peril at every turn, and we wanted the best legal advice we could find.  After talking to several firms and individuals, we feel extremely fortunate to have chosen Harris Sliwoski as our legal counsel.

user icon Tony Theiss, CEO and Co-Founder Redbarn Cannabis 

We use Harris Sliwoski on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Sliwoski’s international dispute resolution team provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Sliwoski was a big factor in that.

user icon Kevin English, CEO We Are Camp

We have used Harris Sliwoski for legal help related to our international manufacturing. The lawyers with whom I worked had extensive familiarity with the international legal issues involved in our various projects and offered us key insights. I particularly appreciated how they always quickly and efficiently do what they say they will do and always within their cost estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Fight Internet Fraud?

Internet fraud is a growing concern, but your business can fight it. You can lower your risk of internet fraud by implementing safe practices and tools. Examples include:

  • Using strong passwords.
  • Updating passwords frequently.
  • Requiring two-step authentication.
  • Recognizing and avoiding common scams.

Aside from prevention, hiring a legal team to defend your business against internet fraud is the best way to mitigate it.

Is Internet Fraud a Federal Crime?

Yes, internet fraud is a federal crime. There are various types of internet fraud that fall under different federal laws. United States Code Title 18 covers many situations that qualify as internet fraud. Some examples include:

  • 18 U.S.C. Section 1028: Identity theft
  • Section 1029: Credit card fraud
  • Section 1030: Computer hacking
  • Section 1343: Wire fraud

The penalty for internet fraud depends on the type. Wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. Computer fraud prison sentences range from one to 10 years. Successful or not, an attempt at internet fraud warrants a penalty. It’s best to pursue legal action when a cyberattacker attempts fraud against your business to protect yourself from future harm.

Who Is in Charge of Internet Fraud?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the top agency investigating internet fraud in the United States. The FBI responds to cases that violate federal laws related to various types of internet fraud.

Beyond federal laws, all 50 states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have laws that relate to internet fraud. State laws cover malware, spyware hacking, viruses and other forms of unauthorized access. Harris Sliwoski can help you understand the federal and state laws that protect your business — and we can help your business pursue justice if it falls victim to internet fraud.

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